Safe and Friendly Virtual Handshakes

Think About It Thursday -Middle School

November 2013 Host 

Al Fletcher and his middle school students from Williston School District

Think About It - Prompt
What’s in a Handshake?How do we shake hands and collaborate with others in a friendly and safe way?

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Explore the student blog post of Mr. Fletcher's middle school school students about Creating and Collaborating with  Safe and Friendly Virtual handshakes  on the following topics.
    • PLATFORMS (What are some good apps or programs to use that are age appropriate for creating virtual handshakes?)
    • RESOURCING (How do you make quality virtual handshakes and  link that are age appropriate?)
    • SAFETY (What should you not do, or what should you be mindful of when ‘greeting’ others on the internet?)
    • CULTURE (How do we show our culture and respect others in a virtual greeting?)
    • HISTORY (How have handshakes changed over time? How are they different now?)

    Create your own Safe and Friendly Virtual Handshake to share. If your virtual handshake tool gives you a link to share, use that link to share your handshake.  If you used an off line tool to create your virtual handshake,  upload it to Google Drive or Drop box and set the sharing permissions so that you get a link to share.

    Share your virtual handshake with Mr. Fletcher’s class using  any one of the suggestions below:

    1. Add a comment to this blogpost “Shake back”  by Mr. Fletcher’s students that includes a link to your virtual handshake.
    2. Add a Comment  to the Shake Back slide of the Virtual Handshake VoiceThread and include a link to your virtual handshake in the comment.  If you add a link to a comment starting with the letters http://  it will automatically turn into a link.
    3. Create a blogpost on your own blog that includes your Virtual Handshake and link that post to the Shake Back blogpost or VoiceThread slide above.
    4. Create your own class virtual handshake voiceThread  where each student in your class adds a video, graphic, audio or link to a slide of their virtual handshake.  Make sure the voicethread is viewable.  Then add the link to your class  Virtual HandShake to this Shake Back blogpost or Shake Back VoiceThread slide.

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